Tag Archives: Voting Rights

Lamar W. Hankins : Voter Suppression is Republican Hallmark

Political cartoon by John Darkow / Columbia Daily Tribune. Image from FireIntheBelly. Voter suppression is a hallmark of today’s Republicans If it took nearly 100 years to assure racial fairness in voting under law, then it might take longer than 48 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Voter Suppression is Republican Hallmark

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Texas Law Prof Gerald Torres on Voting Rights, Affirmative Action & More

University of Texas law professor Gerald Torres in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, July 12, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast:UT-Austin law prof Gerald Torresjoins us on Rag Radio We discuss … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Texas Law Prof Gerald Torres on Voting Rights, Affirmative Action & More

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Van Gosse : What Would an American Left Look Like?

Radical reconstruction: root and branch. Image from en.academic.ru. Begin the walk: What would an American Left look like? I propose that a consequential Left can only proceed as a project for reconstructing American democracy, root and branch. By Van Gosse … finish reading Van Gosse : What Would an American Left Look Like?

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Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, 1965. Photo from AP. The right-wing war on democratic rights:Voting rights, immigration reform imperiled Lost in both the partisan spin and rhetorical legalisms is that the scale of political power is … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

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Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

Most Austin City Council members are elected from four affluent zip codes, in red above.Which side are you on?The people’s plan versus the politicians’ plan The struggle for populist control of the City of Austin government by means of 10 … finish reading Roger Baker : Which Side Are You On, Austin?

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Judge Wiliam Wayne Justice : Hispanics and The Right to Vote

Top, Austin polling place. Photo by T hom / Flickr. Below, Judge William Wayne Justice. Photo from Dallas Morning News.Judge Justice and single member districts:Bringing voting power to all TexansBy George Korbel / The Rag Blog / October 27, 2009 … finish reading Judge Wiliam Wayne Justice : Hispanics and The Right to Vote

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Texas Republican to Asian-Americans : Please Simplify Your Names

Texas Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell, made the remark during House testimony on Tuesday. Photo from the Houston Chronicle. Here’s a classic Texas story! It was published by the Houston Chronicle and is being circulated by the Huffington Post. — Jeff … finish reading Texas Republican to Asian-Americans : Please Simplify Your Names

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